The Warm-chevroned Moth is a two-toned moth. A dark brown swath of color blends flawlessly into the lighter part of the wing. This swatch is angled, or sloped in a downward direction toward the wing tips. A chevron is shaped like an upside letter ‘v’, and when its wings are closed and flat, the rich dark brown parts meet at the middle forming this shape. The hindwing is a creamy ivory color. No other markings or patterns cover the wings. It is common to see this moth curl its abdomen upward to where the tip is almost above the head.
The caterpillar of this moth is a type of slug caterpillar. Instead of a long, tubular body, this green caterpillar is egg-shaped. It has a large spot on the middle of its back that looks like a button. Red surrounds the spot and reaches to both the head and rear end. This oval caterpillar feeds on the leaves of birch, beech, chestnut, oak, witch-hazel, and black cherry. Look for caterpillars and adults in deciduous forests growing one or more of these types of trees.
General Characteristics Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
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Territorial Map U.S., Canada, and Mexico
Prince Edward Is.
Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used for sensing.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.